Dr Sophie Knowles


Dr Sophie Knowles
NameDr Sophie Knowles
Job titleAssociate Professor in Journalism
Research institute
Primary appointmentSchool of Arts
Email addressS.Knowles@mdx.ac.uk
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-8224-7407
Contact categoryResearcher

Biography

Biography

Sophie is an Associate Professor in the School of Arts. She leads an MSc in digital journalism and focuses her research on the mediation of the economy and inequality.

After time spent writing for newspapers and a global corporate magazine, she completed a PhD at Murdoch University in Australia and is author of a book on the mediation of financial crises, she edited two volumes on media and inequality, and is writing her latest book on the gendered production of economic news.

Teaching

Sophie teaches a number of different modules across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in journalism and media subjects. She leads the MSc digital journalism. She focuses on bridging theory and practice and experiential learning is a core concept in her pedagogy.

She established the Journalism Conversation Series, which allow students to apply theory and encourages students to learn through practice and critical reflection. 

Employment

Associate Professor
Middlesex University
15 Sept 2023

Education and qualifications

Grants

Prizes and Awards

Research outputs

No longer a boy's club

Gilger, K. and Knowles, S. 2024. No longer a boy's club. in: Weber, J. and Dunham, R. (ed.) The Routledge Companion to Business Journalism London, UK Taylor & Francis (Routledge). pp. 34-44

Understanding financial institutions – The role of reading economic news in Germany and the UK

Strauß, N., Knowles, S. and Cinceoglu, V. 2023. Understanding financial institutions – The role of reading economic news in Germany and the UK. in: Miciuła, I. (ed.) Financial Literacy in Today's Global Market IntechOpen.

Deconstructing discourse: Applying interview research in the economic newsroom

Knowles, S. and Strauss, N. 2023. Deconstructing discourse: Applying interview research in the economic newsroom. in: How to read economic news London Routledge.

Introduction: the media and inequality

Schifferes, S. and Knowles, S. 2022. Introduction: the media and inequality. in: Schifferes, S. and Knowles, S. (ed.) The Media and Inequality London, UK Taylor & Francis (Routledge).

The media and inequality

Schifferes, S. and Knowles, S. (ed.) 2022. The media and inequality. London, UK Taylor & Francis (Routledge).

Racial economic inequality: the visible tip of an inequality iceberg

Barling, K. 2022. Racial economic inequality: the visible tip of an inequality iceberg. in: Schifferes, S. and Knowles, S. (ed.) The Media and Inequality London Routledge.

Connecting theory and practice through experiential learning: a co-curricular case study from the ‘Journalism Conversation Series’

Barling, K. and Knowles, S. 2019. Connecting theory and practice through experiential learning: a co-curricular case study from the ‘Journalism Conversation Series’. 5th World Journalism Education Congress. Paris

The mediation of financial crises: watchdogs, lapdogs or canaries in the coal mine?

Knowles, S. 2020. The mediation of financial crises: watchdogs, lapdogs or canaries in the coal mine? London, New York Peter Lang.

Women, the economy and the news: undeserved and underrepresented?

Knowles, S. 2020. Women, the economy and the news: undeserved and underrepresented? Journalism Studies. 21 (11), pp. 1479-1495. https://doi.org/10.1080/1461670X.2020.1762241

Financial capability, the financial crisis, and trust in news media

Schifferes, S. and Knowles, S. 2020. Financial capability, the financial crisis, and trust in news media. Journal of Applied Journalism & Media Studies. 9 (1), pp. 61-83. https://doi.org/10.1386/ajms_00011_1

Financial journalists, the financial crisis and the 'crisis' in journalism

Knowles, S. 2018. Financial journalists, the financial crisis and the 'crisis' in journalism. in: Basu, L., Schifferes, S. and Knowles, S. (ed.) The media and austerity: comparative perspectives London Routledge. pp. 183-195

The UK news media and austerity: trends since the global financial crisis

Schifferes, S. and Knowles, S. 2018. The UK news media and austerity: trends since the global financial crisis. in: Basu, L., Schifferes, S. and Knowles, S. (ed.) The Media and Austerity: Comparative perspectives London Routledge. pp. 15-29

The media and austerity: comparative perspectives

Basu, L., Schifferes, S. and Knowles, S. (ed.) 2018. The media and austerity: comparative perspectives. London, UK Routledge.

Introduction: the media as messenger

Basu, L., Schifferes, S. and Knowles, S. 2018. Introduction: the media as messenger. in: Basu, L., Schifferes, S. and Knowles, S. (ed.) The Media and Austerity: Comparative perspectives London Routledge. pp. 1-12

Neo-liberalism, mainstream financial journalism and the concurrent crisis in journalism

Knowles, S. 2016. Neo-liberalism, mainstream financial journalism and the concurrent crisis in journalism. Beyond the Crisis: The Media and Austerity. City University, London, United Kingdom 10 May 2016

Financial capability, the financial crisis, and trust in news media

Schifferes, S. and Knowles, S. 2016. Financial capability, the financial crisis, and trust in news media. The 2016 Conference of the International Association of Media and Communication Research. Leicester, United Kingdom

The UK news media and austerity: trends since the global financial crisis

Schifferes, S. and Knowles, S. 2016. The UK news media and austerity: trends since the global financial crisis. The 2016 Conference of the International Association of Media and Communication Research. Leicester, United Kingdom

Reporting the global financial crisis: a longitudinal tri-nation study of mainstream financial journalism

Knowles, S., Phillips, G. and Lidberg, J. 2017. Reporting the global financial crisis: a longitudinal tri-nation study of mainstream financial journalism. Journalism Studies. 18 (3), pp. 322-340. https://doi.org/10.1080/1461670X.2015.1058182

The British media and the 'first crisis of globalization'

Schifferes, S. and Knowles, S. 2014. The British media and the 'first crisis of globalization'. in: The Media and Financial Crises: Comparative and Historical Perspectives London Routledge. pp. 42-58

The framing of the global financial crisis 2005-2008: a cross-country comparison of the US, UK and Australia

Knowles, S. and Phillips, G. 2013. The framing of the global financial crisis 2005-2008: a cross-country comparison of the US, UK and Australia. Australian Journalism Review. 35 (2), pp. 59-72.
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